Current Season

Welcome to Our 63rd Season!

We are thrilled to be performing for you live once again! Thank you to those who attended our season premiere concert on October 10. It was a wonderful performance, and Yardley Hall was a beautiful venue in which to play. Our next concert is coming up on November 12.

“How the West Was Fun”

Friday, November 12 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 13 at 1:00 pm
(Instrument Petting Zoo at 12:00 pm)
Atonement Lutheran Church


Girl from the Golden West Prelude – Puccini

Celebration: Settling the West – Allen

The Plow that Broke the Plains Suite – Thomson
   Pasture (Grass)
   Blues (Speculation)


Billy the Kid Suite – Copland

Shenandoah – Traditional (Arr. Bullock)

The Magnificent Seven – Bernstein

“Sounds of the Season”

Friday, December 10 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 11 at 2:00 pm
Atonement Lutheran Church

“Vayner Conducts Schubert & Tchaikovsky”

Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 pm (pre-concert talk at 6:45)
Atonement Lutheran Church

“An Epic Finale”

Sunday, May 15 at 3:00 pm
Helzberg Hall

Civic in the City

An expansion of our outreach efforts initiated by violinist Jennifer Mitchell, “Civic in the City” is a series of recitals prepared and performed in various neighborhoods around town. Debbie Allen, KCCO principal clarinetist, began the neighborhood performances with a series of four recitals in her neighborhood in June and July of 2020. There were several performances over the summer in 2021, with duos, trios, and quartets performing outdoors for appreciative audience members. Our musicians are now focused on our regular season concerts, but look for more outdoor performances next summer! 

Previous Performances

A highlight of Civic in the City is the performance of an original composition for string quartet, As The River Flows, written by our own Debbie Allen.  The inspiration for the composition was watching nature unfold in all its glory while sheltering in place, at the onset of the virus.  As The River Flows includes three movements: Life Endures, Nature Restores, and Water Glistens.



Welcome to KCCO

Each season the Kansas City Civic Orchestra is proud to offer high-quality concerts featuring a range of music, as well as numerous outreach activities that enrich the community. We are proud to be a part of the diverse music community in the Kansas City area!